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Marine Diesel Discharge from Tug Vessel, Lemont, IL

15330 Canal Bank Rd, Lemont, IL 60439, USA | 2022-May-12

Initial Notification: At 2204 (eastern time), the NOAA Great Lakes received notification of Tug vessel Eileene C discharged 6,000-7,000 gallons of marine diesel while docked at IL Marine Towing, Lemonte, IL. The facility immediately deployed boom and the release was contained within the 100yrd/20yrd slip. Vac trucks and drum skimmers were used to recover product. The incident occurred at 1630 (central time) on May 12th. USCG requesting information on human health exposure.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 41.03′ North
Longitude (approximate): 87° 59.39′ West